My favourite Instagram accounts for home inspiration.

Photo Credit: Cup of Jo

Most of my personal instagram feed is filled up with home interiors and food. I don’t use Instagram for news, or really to keep up with anything in particular. I like it for a quick escape and prefer light, beautiful content. Not that any of us need to spend more time on social media, but if you do like a few minutes of escapism in your day, here are my ten favourite Instagram accounts related to homes or interiors.

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Outdoor Dining Inspiration

It may not have warmed up much since we brought you the outdoor living inspiration a month ago, but we are getting closer. Promise. The sun has been shining and things are FINALLY turning green. We pulled together some outdoor dining furniture that works well with the outdoor living themes from last month. Bring in similar pops of colour, be consistent with style and you will have expanded your functional living space all season long.

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Outdoor living inspiration

Ok, to be clear, it is snowing while I write this post. However, last Saturday night, in true Canadian style we had drinks out back with our neighbours. As soon as it’s above zero, they are up for outdoor happy hour. We bundled up, had blankets and enjoyed several hours catching up and enjoying the fresh air. For six months of the year, we get to expand our living space in to the great outdoors.

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We call her the ‘can’.

Yep, we had a shipping container dropped in our back yard almost three years ago and have loved every single second of having it there. We are a family of 5 and even though our semi-detached home is on the larger side, we still lacked a good home office space. (And with three kids there was really nowhere quiet to work EVER!) Since we live in The Junction a shipping container is a nice nod to the areas history and I feel like she fits right in.

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We asked, you answered! Favourite green products for everyday living.

What is everyone up to this weekend? Thanks for joining in on our Instagram giveaway! We loved hearing about how you are working towards living lighter this year. Since we have been asking you to share your favourite eco-products, we thought we’d pass along a few more. Here are some easy and efficient green products for everyday living.

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Living Lightly

We’ve all been talking about our 2019 goals recently. One of the things that we feel strongly about is improving our environmental awareness and making positive changes. What can we do personally and professionally to be more responsible? How can we show our kids that we are trying to clean up the mess we’ve made? We are talking about things at work like reducing print marketing (no more postcards!), walking to showings within a few km and helping clients purchase greener homes. Personally, we’ve been trying to buy less plastic and switch to led lighting (that was hard!!!) and making some small day to day changes at home.

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How to Make those Resolutions Stick!

I think most people look at a new year as fresh start; a time to create new good habits, break old bad ones, and set new goals in their personal and professional lives.  Unfortunately without a plan in place, these resolutions tend to get broken….well, right about now.  This is why the gyms are packed for the first couple of weeks of January and revert back to normal by the beginning of February!  I’m no expert, I’m definitely learning as I go, but I wanted to share with you some tips I’ve learned for setting goals, and sticking to them.  Maybe together we can make 2019 the best yet!

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